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EXCLUSIVE: Ann Curry & The State of Education in Haiti

On January 12, 2010, at 4:53PM, as the end of this life was ushered in for hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting men, women, and children in Haiti, another virulent shock-wave buckled and tore along abstract social, political, spiritual, and international fault lines. Humanity was sha
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2011 – A GREAT YEAR

In March of this year (2011), The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies opened the doors to its first “official” classroom space. In short order, we were flooded with enrollment applications. A waiting list soon formed (the waiting list is still taking names). To put i
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Impressions of Haiti and Fireside International

One year ago this month I met Luke Renner, founder of Fireside International, through the work I was doing with another non-government organization (NGO). Have you ever met someone and recognized you were destined to do great things together with that person? That is how I felt as I w
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The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies – UPDATE – August 1, 2011

In March of 2011, after a great deal of preparation and effort, the doors opened to The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies’ first full-time classroom space! The classroom has 10 learner work spaces (each with 1 Macintosh and 1 Windows computer). The space (generously loaned to
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TECH SUPPORT: NewTek In Haiti

We have been so amazed at all of the technology companies that have stepped up and offered their warm support to our work in Haiti. NewTek, Inc. was one of the first responders, contributing several copies of their incredible Lightwave 3D software for our technology training lab. In a
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They’ve Got The POWER!

Twitter is amazing. I continue to be awed by the kinds of opportunities that it creates. One such example is a letter that I just received from one of our Twitter friends. Here is the letter as I received it: Dear Luke, It has come to my attention, Megan, and two of my friends, Blake
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UPDATE: The Caribbean Institute of Media Technologies

The Caribbean Institute Of Media Technologies (CIMT) is a first-of-its-kind media training program that has been operating in various capacities in Haiti for several years. Now, through a partnership with Radio 4VEH, we are so pleased to announce our new, state of the art facility. Af
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5 Ways to Save & Serve

With regard to our work in Haiti, someone recently asked me, “Do you only accept donations of cash and materials, or can skills be donated/taught?” I live in a world where nothing would ever get done if it had to start (or end) with money. Because I live in that world, I f
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The Learning Village

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, Fireside International and Anderson University will present The Learning Village “Walk For Haiti,” a walk-a-thon in Anderson, Indiana. This event will happen as part of Anderson University’s Homecoming weekend and will raise funds for ou
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How Can Technology Change A Nation?

Once upon a time, I had a wild idea for a project called “The Learning Village.” In this idea, kids and adults living in Haiti can actually learn using little more than iPods and solar chargers. A few of the key strengths of the idea include: By using audio & video, w
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